We have a whole new crop of staff and interns joining the Nourishing the Planet team this spring. Today, meet Kevin Robbins.
For the last two years Kevin has explored his interest in food and agriculture on adventures ranging from fishmongering at a D.C. area market and helping out as a farm hand on a sustainable family farm in Southwest, Virginia, to cooking in farm-to-table restaurants, including Alice Waters’ Chez Panisse in Berkley, California.
He studied Political Science and Religion at Columbia University and spent a year volunteering abroad. He worked with human rights observers in Chiapas, Mexico, Haitian rights activists and orphanages in the Dominican Republic, and organizations that promote reconciliation among former child soldiers in Liberia. His interest in workers rights then led him to eight years of work as a union organizer and labor educator with a progressive healthcare workers union in California.
Along with interning at Worldwatch, Kevin is applying to graduate schools here in D.C. to continue his quest of combining his commitment to social justice with his passion for food and agriculture.